L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire

Gregory Han
May 18, 2011

L.A. Noire by Rockstar Games

• $59.99
Amazon

This is the first time we've chosen a video game as our Daily Find, but before you skip this tidbit tip, Mr./Ms. I Could Care Less About Video Games, consider this is a game title which recently resulted in similar non-gamer family members (we're talking over 55 years old here) purchasing their first gaming console, all due to the promise of exploring the architecturally detailed setting of 1940's Los Angeles. The UCLA photographic archives, Huntington Library map collection and U.S. Geological Department were all tapped to recreate historical Los Angeles in amazing detail and the pace is less shoot 'em up and more sit back and enjoy the story unfold, making this possibly the title of 2011. Think Grand Theft Auto for the Mad Men set (Aaron Staton, aka "Ken Cosgrove" of Mad Men is the lead protagonist of L.A. Noire). Check out the video below the jump if your interest has been piqued...

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